Health & Wellness

Welcome to FMI’s Center for Retail Health & Wellness!  Discover how we can help you maximize opportunities throughout your store to improve shopper loyalty via your health and wellness offerings and programs. 

Celebrating National Family Meals Month in September

NationalFamilyMealsMonth-LogoLaunched in September 2015, National Family Meals Month™ is an industry-wide movement to raise awareness of the benefits of frequent family meals. Join us, your industry’s trade association, as we work collaboratively with food retailers and manufacturers from across the 

For food retailers and manufacturers, the FMI Foundation created complimentary toolkits to inspire and demonstrate how retailers and manufacturers can implement National Family Meals Month™ in September. Pick your toolkit path, and explore how FMI Family Meals can help you help your to bring families back to the table to share one more meal at home per week.

In addition, the FMI Foundation created a consumer website at to highlight the benefits of family meals and showcase the activity as the movement grows.

FMI Family Meals

TFMI-FamilyMealshe FMI Family Meals page is a one-stop-shop for ideas and inspiration around family meals. With resources for food retailers on National Family Meals Month ™ and examples of food retailers and manufactures with outstanding family meals programs, this site is your best resource to take family meals to the next leave for your stores. Learn more at

Gold Plate Awards

gold plate croppedThe FMI Foundation’s Gold Plate Awards highlight outstanding programs FMI members have implemented to encourage families to share more meals, together at home, more often. Learn More

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FMI Health And Wellness Resources 

Ebola Virus Disease Update

Ebola Infographic from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that consumers cannot contract Ebola through air, water or food. Learn More



  • Collaboration 2.0: Unlocking the Benefits of Collaboration

    The Collaboration 2.0 project is a multiyear initiative, developed with Market6®, to help the grocery industry improve how grocers and their suppliers work together around key shared business processes to grow sales, profits and customer satisfaction/loyalty. This initiative was launched in response to the recognition that there is tremendous unrealized value in improved collaboration in the industry and that by bringing expanded focus on collaboration best practices and the associated organizational, business process and technical changes needed to effect improved collaboration, FMI could help the industry improve performance and outcomes in this area. - View More
  • 2015 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends

    The Food Marketing Institute has long supported U.S. food retailers through annual surveys of shopper behaviors and attitudes, providing consistent metrics to evaluate the changing market landscape. This year, FMI worked with the Hartman Group to supplement our U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends research perspective with a cultural lens, interviewing Americans in their homes and while shopping, and drawing upon ethnographic research into U.S. food consumption and consumers.


  • 2015 U.S. Grocery Industry Speaks

    In its 65th year, FMI’s The Food Retailing Industry Speaks ("Speaks") provides the industry with important operational and financial benchmarks ranging from sales and profits to shrink, turns and differentiation tactics. The data is drawn primarily from FMI’s annual survey of U.S. food retailers and wholesalers, and was supplemented with information from public company Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 10K filings.
  • Washington Food Industry Celebrates Family Meals

    Nov 24, 2015
    DSC_9960 Mitty Bagging_smMitty the Mitt, our resident National Family Meals Month champion, recently took a trip to the west coast to join the Washington Food Industry Association for the 2015 WFIA Best Bagger Battle. Here's Mitty the Mitt enjoying the action and spreading the family meals message. 
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  • Playing Supermarket Myth Whack-A-Mole

    Oct 30, 2015
    Whack-a-moleThe rationale behind the myth busting web page is to provide our members with resources to confront the misperception being perpetuated every time they hear or see it, so we don’t have to play whack-a-mole on an ongoing basis. If we challenge the myths with facts, we lesson the likelihood of repetition.  Also, because most myths have a glimmer of truth about them, if we provide a balanced response perhaps it will highlight the facts, inform the public and address an issue rather than distort it.
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  • Why We Love Grocery Store Pharmacists

    Oct 28, 2015
    Grocers As Health Care CentersOctober is American Pharmacists Month and a great time to recognize the important role grocery store pharmacists play in creating supermarkets health care centers for customers. But they are not alone. I recently spoke at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo about how my professional colleagues, dietitians, are joining pharmacists in making food retail healthcare the new norm.
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The FMI Health & Wellness Council provides key input into the development of association and industry-wide strategies in the area of health and wellness.  Our vision statement can simply be stated as “The supermarket will be the destination for health and wellness in the community.” Learn More